The Franklin Food Pantry is pleased to celebrate its 2019 and 2020 Point of Light volunteer award winners. This distinction is led by the AmeriCorps in partnership with Points of Light. Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Volunteers were honored at a small outdoor ceremony during Volunteer Appreciation month.
“I didn’t realize that in Franklin there was such a need. There were kids that weren’t getting fed. When I realized that I was wrong, that there was hunger all around us, that gave me the incentive to give back.”
Please join us to learn about the Franklin Community Gardens and the Franklin Food Pantry Veggie Garden Project. There will be an introduction of the gardens and information on how the Project, our volunteers and partners are working together helping create community and awareness of food insecurities. This Project has many opportunities throughout the growing season including garden maintenance of the garden beds, harvesting Tuesday and Friday mornings and bringing produce to the Pantry.
Recently, we have fielded many questions regarding the progress of our new building and we wanted to give the community an update.
As I wrap up my first month as the new Executive Director for The Pantry, I want to say hello and share some updates with you.